Clarke County is located in east-central Mississippi. The County Seat is Quitman and the largest city is Quitman. The Official Web Site is located at http://visitclarkecounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,299 and the 2010 census population was 16,732. The land area is 691.55 square miles and there are 24.2 persons per square mile.
64.3% of the population is White, 34.4% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 77% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $59,900, there are 6,305 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,066, the median household income is $31,362, and 23.4% of the persons in Clarke County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,413. Retail sales (in $1000) were $58,099, and sales per capita were $3,346. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.3%.
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